To Practice Medicine According to My Conscience

Read Full Article Filed on 20 January 2009

The freedom to practice medicine according to our conscience is under threat.

There are those that actively promote the view that doctors not prepared to offer legally permitted care because it conflicts with their values should not be doctors.

But the real threat is that such a situation will come about by default through being un-insurable and un-registrable without such a policy ever having been adopted.

There is a need to actively defend the integrity and independence of the medical profession.

Medical Ethics – Concern For Society and the Future of Medicine

Read Full Article Filed on 20 February 2007

Conflicting views in medical ethics. Concern for society and the future of medicine. At root is the conflict between the utilitarian view of human life and the ‘intrinsic value’ view (human life has intrinsic value from fertilisation to life’s natural end in all conditions of disability and dependency). The utilitarian view is already ‘respectable’ and […]